Europe in the Middle Ages
Life in Medieval Castles
o class of buildings engage the interest of so many different minds as the castle. The castle was built for defence as well as for a dwelling-place; while the palace, generally speaking, is the abode of monarchs or nobles; and as both have been the scene of plots, imprisonments, murders, entertainments, marriages, births and deaths, their walls enclose innumerable memories of history and legend.
As the most brilliant displays of human pleasure and the blackest manifestations of human conduct have occurred in their halls, towers and dungeons, the phantoms of the most striking characters in history hover amid their crumbling and ivy-clad stones.
Great European Medieval Castles to visit: